Cathy and Bob Zollars’ Daddy Nose Best, winner of the El Camino Real Derby (gr. III) and Sunland Derby (gr. III) in his last two starts, indicated his sharpness April 16, turning in a bullet five-furlong work in 1:00 1/5 at Churchill Downs.
The son of Scat Daddy – Follow Your Bliss, by Thunder Gulch, is improving with each start and earned a 100 Beyer Speed Figure in the Sunland Derby.
"We continue to be encouraged by Daddys development," said Scott Blasi, assistant to Steve Asmussen. "This mornings work was visually impressive and he continues to move forward as he has done all spring. We are very pleased with where we are at."
Daddy Nose Best will join stablemate Sabercat in the gate for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).
Daddy Nose Best did finish second on the dirt at Churchill Downs in his career debut, finishing ahead of Dullahan.